Grandchildren find elderly South Pasadena woman stabbed to death in her home

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Investigators say it was the adult grandchildren of an elderly South Pasadena woman who found her stabbed to death inside her home Tuesday night.

The victim’s grandchildren were conducting a welfare check around 8:45 p.m. in the 800 block of Brent Avenue when they found their grandmother on the floor bleeding and called 911.

“They went in the location where they found a female, white adult suffering from stab wounds to her upper torso. The Fire Department responded and she was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Lt. Michael Modica said.

A woman was found stabbed to death in South Pasadena on June 4, 2024. (KTLA)

Investigators have not identified the victim, who was said to be in her 70s.

The two-story home remained blocked off by crime scene tape Wednesday morning as the investigation continued.

No details regarding a motive for the stabbing or when it occurred have been released.

Neighbors said the woman had lived for years on the property, which also contains a backhouse.

Authorities have not released a description of a possible suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information was asked to contact LASD’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Anonymous tips can be provided to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.